Thursday, March 16, 2017
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The Orlando Magic head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 13 point favorites.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 24-44. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.4 as they are averaging 99.9 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 53-14. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 116.1 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of 10.8.
Nikola Vucevic comes into this game averaging 14.6 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Magic. He pulls down 10.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 64%. Elfrid Payton averages 12.4 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Klay Thompson averages 22 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Stephen Curry averages 25 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
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Orlando averages 99.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.34 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.2 per game. The Magic allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Golden State averages 116.1 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.84 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 30.2 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 8th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Warriors force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.6 and a defensive rating of 110.1. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Warriors rating on offense is 115.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.3. They get 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 27-39-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 31-37-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 29-36-2 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 27-40-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/01/17 F Kevin Durant Knee out indefinitely
Who will win tonight's Magic/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +13
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